Donors drive, dine Kiss Me, Kate kicks off
The Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation teed off the second annual Drive and Dine for Dementia golf tournament on July 14 at Paradise Valley Golf and Athletic Club in Fayetteville.
Forty teams competed in the four-man scramble with the team of Brennan Sharpe, John Bissonnette, Tyler Harper and Doug Moore taking top honors. The green Broyles Foundation Championship trophy and a green Broyles Foundation Championship jacket — a la The Masters — were presented at that evening’s dinner at the Fayetteville Town Center.
The golfers and more than 500 dinner guests helped raise more than $150,000 for the nonprofit organization. The evening’s program also featured U.S. Sen. John Boozman and Houston Nutt, both former Razorback football players coached by Frank Broyles.
The inaugural Volunteer VIP award was presented to Blake Wright of Katherine’s Place.
The Broyles Foundation “provides counseling, training and resources to caregivers in crisis at no cost.” Spokesmen tell me they plan to add more support groups for those struggling to care for someone with dementia and caregiver training for both professional and family caregivers in Northwest Arkansas and the nation.
Those taking a swing to support caregivers for dementia patients included Harold Horton, Gary Adams, Jessica Hudson, Melissa Shelley, Jane Nemetz, Jeff Hildebrand, Jacob Arnold, Bentley Banister, Greg Lasker, Linda Vigil, Molly Arnold and Betsy Broyles Arnold, foundation chief exeutive officer.
That same evening, the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale celebrated the first night of Kiss Me, Kate with its annual Opening Night Gala. The event included heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks before the show and a
The nonprofit organization gave opening night guests a sneak peek at the upcoming season, revealing plans for productions to include Sense and Sensibility in October and Driving Miss Daisy in March.
Among those kicking off the Kiss Me, Kate run were Tareneh Manning, Taruna and Scott Bolding, Sarah and Zach Brothers, Cathy and Jim Crouch, Lynn Donald Carver, Carolyn Sadler, Greg Sadler, Debbie and Mike Luttrell, Cindy and Roland Weber, Sarah Cobb and Josefa Michelini.
For more event photos — nwadg.com/photos/society. Melissa Shelley (left) and Jane Nemetz volunteer at Drive and Dine for Dementia.
Gary Adams (from left), Jessica Hudson, Betsy Broyles Arnold and Molly Arnold gather at the second annual Drive and Dine for Dementia golf tournament July 14 at Paradise Valley Golf and Athletic Club in Fayetteville.
Jack Broyles (left) and Hank Broyles play in the Drive and Dine golf tournament.
April Hudson (from left), Scott and Taruna Bolding, Tareneh Manning, Arts Center of the Ozarks board president, and Kathleen Trotter, ACO executive director, attend the Opening Night Gala for Kiss Me, Kate on July 14 at the arts center in Springdale.
Sarah Cobb (from left), Zach and Sarah Brothers and Josefa Michelini attend the Kiss Me, Kate opening.
Greg Sadler (from left), Carolyn Sadler, Nick Luttrell, Becky Luttrell, Natalie Luttrell and Debbie and Mike Luttrell stand for a photo at the opening of Kiss Me, Kate.
Lynn Donald Carver (from left), Joyce Jones, Charlotte Steele and Bette Williams visit at the Arts Center of the Ozarks.
Jim and Cathy Crouch (from left) and Cindy and Roland Weber enjoy the Opening Night Gala.
Gary Adams (from left), Steve Cox, Jeff Hildebrand, Jacob Arnold, Harold Horton and Bentley Banister help support the Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation on July 14.